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    Future Network – Papercut and Tell with Fasiha Ashiq

    December 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


    Residency artist Fasiha Ashiq is hosting a papercutting workshop as part of our Future Network programme. Come along to learn how to tell a story through the intricate art of papercutting, explore new techniques and make connections with local creatives. 

    Papercutting involves designs being cut into a single sheet of paper and the pieces that are cut away reveal the image you are making. They are often displayed in light boxes or frames. Fasiha will explore stories of identity and memories that sparked joy, and will teach you how to translate these stories into papercuts. During the workshop, we’ll look at cutting a scene into a silhouette. A happy memory or objects that remind you of a positive moment will be the main focus. 

    The workshop will offer a chance to reflect on your art practice through storytelling and experiment with papercutting techniques.  

    No prior experience of papercutting is needed, just your creativity and an open mind!  

    During lunch, there will be the opportunity for participants to connect and share what you’ve created, talk about your own practice, or just find out what people are up to. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lunch.  

    If you have any questions or queries, then please feel free to get in touch at sarah@metalculture.com or on 01733 893077  


    About Fasiha Ashiq 

    Fasiha is a Peterborough based artist, telling stories through illustration, painting and paper cutting. Fasiha is currently exploring the emotional and familial impact colonialism has had on identity and people like herself. Fasiha has taken a recent interest in exploring the juxtaposition between the aesthetic nature of papercut illustration and the potential dark stories that develop from post-colonial history. Fasiha uses papercutting as a style that is reminiscent of wood carving practiced in Asia. She feels this is also a craft that takes patience and time, it’s a mindful space to be in when working. 

    Image credits: Fasiha Ashiq




    December 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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    Metal Peterborough


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